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Electro-Optical Measurements Using Anritsu VNAs

This paper presents an accurate, flexible and cost-effective technique to conduct electro-optical testing on fiber optic components, such as laser modulators and photodiodes, using VNAs. The simplicity of Anritsu’s MN4765B O/E calibration modules allows highly accurate, vector-error-corrected and stable measurements with the full line of Anritsu VNAs. P/N: 11410-01034

Application Note pdf 343.8 KB Version: C 24/01/2020

Making EIRP Measurements on 5G Base Stations Application Note

The introduction of active antenna systems on 5G base stations requires engineers installing and maintaining them to use alternative measurement methods, such as effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) for transmitter power and beam verification. This application note highlights how the Field Master Pro facilitates the "over-the-air" (OTA) measurement of EIRP on active base stations using an accessory dual polarized waveguide antenna. P/N: 11410-01160

Application Note pdf 3.8 MB Version: A 22/01/2020

Remote Control of Anritsu's MA24400A USB Peak Power Sensor Series Application Note

By utilizing a standard Ethernet- or Wi-Fi-to-USB sharing device, the Anritsu MA24400A USB Peak Power Sensor series offers the flexibility for remote connectivity over a corporate network. The USB power sensor can be conveniently controlled and monitored from a host PC. P/N: 11410-01159

Application Note pdf 1.1 MB Version: A 7/01/2020

Factors in Choosing a VNA for Microwave Applications in Manufacturing Application Note

Many microwave test applications do not need the level of performance provided by an expensive, high-end VNA. This is particularly true in production, where testing is typically not as rigorous as in device characterization and cost-of-test is critical. VNAs integrated into manufacturing test systems where S-parameter measurements represent only a part of the test list, may also require only moderate performance. This application note will examine these requirements and how they factor in to deciding which VNA is appropriate for a production environment. PN: 11410-01158

Application Note pdf 1.5 MB Version: A 11/12/2019

Testing PTC ACSES Deployments to Meet Mandated Implementation Standards Application Note

PTC ACSES is an important addition and mandate for rail safety that will prevent train-to-train collisions, protect against speeding, and enforce speed restrictions. With the Congressional mandate to have PTC ACSES systems fully compliant and functional by December 31, 2020, it is important for railways to perform tests to ensure their deployments meet all requirements. P/N: 11410-01157

Application Note pdf 1.6 MB Version: A 3/12/2019

E-Band Based Car Radar Emblem Measurements Application Note

Automotive radar systems must operate in complex and dynamic environments where interactions with the host vehicle and its surroundings can have a significant impact on their performance. In particular, the material properties of the vehicle bumpers and location of the radar behind or within the bumper can impact performance. This application note will provide insight into the theory of frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) car radars, their application, and their placement in a car chassis. It will also discuss how various types of dielectric material in front of the radar antennas (e.g., antenna dome or color-coated bumper) influences the radar’s performance. This document will describe a way to characterize the 2D insertion loss of flat material slabs and logo emblems that are used today to cover the car radar sensors, and will present 2D measurements of the dielectric properties of such materials. P/N: 11410-01152

Application Note pdf 2.5 MB Version: A 19/11/2019

Combining On-Wafer Vector Network Analyzer and Spectrum Analyzer Measurements to 110 GHz Application Note

Performing on-wafer measurements presents a unique set of challenges. Achieving accurate on-wafer measurements requires careful planning of installation, calibration, and measurement configuration. Often, multiple parameters must be included in the overall analysis. This application note describes how S-parameters and spectrum analysis can be monitored simultaneously from 70 kHz to 110 GHz using a combination of the VectorStar ME7838A broadband system, the Spectrum Master MS2760A ultraportable spectrum analyzer, and the Anritsu MN25110A W1 coaxial precision directional coupler. P/N: 11410-01147

Application Note pdf 3.1 MB Version: A 5/11/2019

Spectrum Clearing and Geo-Locating Legacy Signals

To meet demand for additional bandwidth for cellular and broadcast operations, national regulators are reallocating spectrum previously used for other applications. Before a new network can be rolled out within these frequencies, it is critical for the new license owner to confirm that all legacy users have terminated their transmissions. P/N: 11410-01154

Application Note pdf 4.2 MB Version: A 15/10/2019

Measuring mmWave Spectrum using External Mixer

This Application Note explains issues in millimeter wave band measurements, and a new measurement method proposed by Anritsu.

Application Note pdf 2.0 MB 27/08/2019

Configuring IC-CAP 2018 for VectorStar Operation

This document outlines the procedure for configuring the IC-CAP 2018 software to add a VectorStar system to the hardware instrument list. P/N: 11410-01136

Application Note pdf 116.0 KB Version: A 27/08/2019

5G NR Sub-6 GHz Measurement Methods

5G mobile communications systems use multiple connections to meet the need for increases in mobile data traffic volumes as well as new functions such as ultra-low-latency. 3GPP determining the standards released the 5G NR non-standalone (NSA) specifications for making connections via multiple radio technologies, such as LTE, in Release 15 in June 2018. Release 15 presumes the use of frequency bands up to 52.6 GHz and specifies the band from 450 MHz to 6 GHz as FR1 (Frequency Range 1), and from 24.25 GHz to 52.6 GHz as FR2 (Frequency Range 2). FR1 assumes use of the same wired tests as conventional wireless technologies whereas FR2 assumes OTA (Over the Air) testing. This application note references the 3GPP TS38.104 and TS38.141 Conformance Test specifications, and introduces TRx test measurement examples for wired connections with sub-6 GHz base stations covering FR1 using the Signal Analyzer MS2850A and Vector Signal Generator MG3710A.

Application Note pdf 1.7 MB 21/08/2019

Consider Source Harmonics When Characterizing Filters with VNAs

This application note discusses how high source harmonics may interact with the out-of-band comeback characteristics of a filter under test to affect the filter transmission measurement. P/N: 11410-01142

Application Note pdf 6.1 MB Version: A 13/08/2019

Practical Uses for a Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer in 5G, LTE, and Wi-Fi Spectrum Monitoring

The measurement fundamental to all spectrum analyzers is their ability to measure power inside a given bandwidth at a particular frequency and to display those measurements across a frequency span. Over time, various features beyond simple power measurements were added to provide additional visibility into signal behavior. P/N: 11410-01141

Application Note pdf 1.7 MB Version: A 5/08/2019

Backhaul Requirements for Anritsu Remote Spectrum Monitors Use for RF Signal Tracking Applications

There are various methods for geo-locating an RF signal of interest. Primary alternatives include Power of Arrival (POA), Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA), and Angle of Arrival (AOA). In most situations where modulated signal bandwidths are greater than 25 kHz, TDOA provides the best accuracy. This application note focuses on the use of TDOA as a means for tracking a signal. P/N: 11410-01133

Application Note pdf 689.8 KB Version: A 10/07/2019

Monitoring Interference in the 2.4 GHz ISM Band with a Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Application Note

With so many active devices in circulation, it is important to be able to monitor the spectrum in any given location to understand what user experience can be expected. This application note highlights the power of an RTSA spectrum analyzer for detailed analysis of crowded areas of spectrum. P/N: 11410-01137

Application Note pdf 934.1 KB Version: A 9/07/2019

Generating Eye Diagrams in VectorStar VNAs Including PAM-4

This important display allows design engineers to observe the likelihood of bit errors due to level compression, jitter, slew and edge distortion as well as other effects. P/N: 11410-00919

Application Note pdf 1.6 MB Version: B 21/06/2019

Mobile Fronthaul Test - CPRI/OBSAI Testing

The Network Master Pro MT1000A and the Network Master Flex MT1100A Mobile Fronthaul test functions support comprehensive testing and analysis of CPRI and OBSAI technologies. The MT1000A and MT1100A can identify problems in the Mobile Fronthaul rapidly, solve issues quickly, reduce system downtime and customer churn, and cut operating costs for mobile operators.

Application Note pdf 1.2 MB 18/06/2019

The Importance of Testing 600 and 1900 MHz Receiver Channels When Installing 600 MHz LTE Base Stations Application Note

To ensure good network performance, operators and technicians must verify PIM performance at both the 600 and 1900 MHz uplink frequencies when transmitting two 600 MHz tones. Testing outlined in this document shows that mitigating PIM issue on 600 MHz band does not guarantee the same for the 1900 MHz band. Testing PIM at both frequency bands is imperative in order to mitigate PIM issues in the field. P/N: 11410-01125

Application Note pdf 1.5 MB Version: A 14/05/2019

Proving 5G: How OTA Testing Helps Enable a New Mobile Era

RF technologies are reaching into ever more areas of our lives and the RF spectrum at all frequencies is becoming more crowded. In addition to the spectrum demands of cellular systems sub-6 GHz for mobile applications, 5G radios are now being deployed at 28 GHz and 39 GHz. 5G radios are implementing new technologies including Active Antenna Systems that use beamforming to maximize range and efficiency. This is forcing changes to the way networks are tested, including a move toward over-the-air testing and use of test model waveforms. This eBrief will discuss how 5G Radios can be tested in a field environment and what measurements are important to ensure smooth integration with legacy networks. P/N: 11410-01130

Application Note pdf 6.2 MB Version: A 30/04/2019

Coverage Mapping with Anritsu's Field Master Pro MS2090A and NEON Signal Mapper MA8100A Solutions

Anritsu's Field Master Pro MS2090A spectrum analyzer and NEON Signal Mapper MA8100A are the ideal solution for anyone conducting coverage testing of RF and microwave communications systems, including 5G systems operating in both FR1 (<6 GHz) and FR2 (>6 GHz) bands and testing of indoor DAS systems. P/N: 11410-01123

Application Note pdf 2.3 MB Version: A 26/03/2019

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IVI-C Installation Files

IVI-C installer for Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems. Compatible with ShockLine software.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 100.2 MB Version: v2019.12.1 21/01/2020

Release Note for IVI-C Driver

Release history for the IVI-C installer for Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems. Compatible with ShockLine software.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 148.7 KB Version: v2019.12.1 21/01/2020

Vision Software MX280001A

The Vision software platform works with Anritsu's spectrum monitoring hardware to automate the process of collecting measurement data, providing useful information about network health and use of the spectrum. Applications for Vision include accumulating historical spectral data to inform spectrum policy, satellite reception interference detection and monitoring for illegal use of spectrum. Once an interference signal is identified, Vision uses various algorithms to geo-locate the position of the signal of interest.

Drivers, Software Downloads msi 280.8 MB Version: 2020.1.1 21/01/2020

Vision Software MX280001A Release History

Release History.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 212.3 KB Version: 2020.1.1 21/01/2020

Software Release Note for the ShockLine VNAs

Software release note for the MS46121B, MS46122B, MS46322B, MS46522B, and MS46524B ShockLine family of Vector Network Analyzers.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 242.9 KB Version: v2019.12.1 21/01/2020

ShockLine VNA Software

Download the latest software for the ShockLine VNA family. This software works with the B series: MS46121B, MS46122B, MS46322B, MS46522B and MS46524B, and the A series: MS46121A, MS46122A, MS46131A, and MS46322A. Note: This installation may require your host to be re-booted to support updates to existing drivers. This installation will require the insertion of services and drivers to your host. Please turn off all Web and Host Virus Detection Applications before starting the installation. Upon completion of the installation turn on your virus Detection Applications to their previous state.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 235.0 MB Version: v2019.12.1 21/01/2020

Field Master Pro Instrument Software

This firmware contains the latest updates and features for your instrument. Download the file to a USB storage device, plug the device into the instrument, and update the software from the system information page.

Drivers, Software Downloads rau 276.1 MB Version: V2019.12.1 13/01/2020

Field Master Pro PC Software

Remote user interface for the MS2090A. Connect to any MS2090A on the network by entering the IP address. Download and install on any PC using Windows 7, 8.1, or 10.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 34.1 MB Version: 2019.12.1 13/01/2020

Release History for the Field Master Pro Software

Release history for the Field Master Pro software which works with Field Master Pro MS2090A.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 137.3 KB Version: 2019.12.1 13/01/2020

MS4640B VectorStar Application (Software and DSP Firmware)

Unzip the downloaded file into a flash drive. Important: New software installation instructions are included. Please be sure to read the "VectorStar How To Install" document before installing.

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 513.8 MB Version: 2019.9.2 10/01/2020

VectorStar Application Installation

This version of software (and any other software version 2.1.0 and later, including those of format V201x.x.x) requires installation of Bittware 8.33 on the VNA prior to installation of the VectorStar application. Installation of Bittware is only needed once and does not need to be reinstalled at every VectorStar application installation. Please refer to Appendix A in this document for details about Bittware versions and installation of this driver.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 107.7 KB Version: 2019.9.2 10/01/2020


Firmware and documents for MT9085A/B/C are contained in the zip file.

MD5 : 6cf36dbb973ac79f395ee971d30a2545

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 38.1 MB Version: v1.05 9/01/2020

Software Download Service

You can download a product firmware that you have and the latest related software. (The product registration of this service is necessary to use this download service.)

Drivers, Software Downloads 9/01/2020

Software Download Service

You can download a product firmware that you have and the latest related software. (The product registration of this service is necessary to use this download service.)

Drivers, Software Downloads 9/01/2020

Software Download Service

You can download a product firmware that you have and the latest related software. (The product registration of this service is necessary to use this download service.)

Drivers, Software Downloads 9/01/2020

MS269xA Software

Measurement software for MS269xA series (login, password is required.)

Drivers, Software Downloads 9/01/2020

Exact Uncertainty Calculator

This software can be used to calculate and plot Transmission and Reflection, Magnitude and Phase, measurement uncertainty, for VectorStar and ShockLine and family VNAs. It takes into consideration different calibration methods and kits, different conditions such as IF BW, and non-zero s11, s22, and s21, s12 conditions for transmission and reflection uncertainties respectively.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 745.5 KB Version: 2.05 7/01/2020

MX210000A BERTWave Software Release Note

Changed history and update procedure for BERTWave software

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 945.4 KB Version: 39th Edition 6/01/2020

MX210000A BERTWave Software for MP2110A

MD5 : 797566bd46c210667a204e98470920ac

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 106.9 MB Version: 7.01.15 6/01/2020

Software Download Service

You can download a product firmware that you have and the latest related software. (The product registration of this service is necessary to use this download service.)

Drivers, Software Downloads 18/12/2019

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